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Dictionary Information: Definition Fearful
Thesaurus: Fear
Description and Meaning: Fear

  Fearful (Fear"ful) (?), a.

1. Full of fera, apprehension, or alarm; afraid; frightened. "Anxious amidst all their success, and fearful amidat all their power." Bp. Warburton.
2. inclined to fear; easily frightened; without courage; timid. "What man is there that is fearful and fain-hearted?" Deut. xx. 8.
3. Indicating, or caused by, fear. "Cold fearful drops stand on my trembling flesh." Shak.
4. Inspiring fear or awe; exciting apprehension or terror; terrible; frightful; dreadful. "This glorious and fearful name, The Lord thy God." Deut. xxviii. 58. "Death is a fearful thing." Shak. "In dreams they fearful precipices tread." Dryden.

Synonyms -- Apprehensive; afraid; timid; timorous; ho¿rible; distressing; shoking; frightful; dreadful; awful.

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